Neurath Power Plant Rated Germany's Biggest CO2 Emitter

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Steam bucket-wheel excavator extracts coal from the brown coal open... News PhotoBusiness,Coal,Coal Mine,Earth Mover,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Germany,Horizontal,Mine,Mining,PollutionPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesIMMERATH, GERMANY - APRIL 03: Steam bucket-wheel excavator extracts coal from the brown coal open cast mine Garzweiler on April 3, 2014 in Immerath, western Germany. The small town of Immerath and surrounding towns will be wiped off the map to allow energy giant RWE enlarge the huge open pit mine Garzweiler. A recent European Union study rated the Neurath power plant as the biggest emitter of CO2 in Germany, with 33.3 million tons in 2013, making it the second biggest in Europe. Owned by energy conglomerate RWE, the Neurath plant began operation in the 1970s and expanded with added blocks in 2012. It currently produces 4,400 megawatts of electricity annually, making it also the second biggest electricity producer in Europe. A recent European Union study rated the Neurath power plant as the biggest emitter of CO2 in Germany, with 33.3 million tons in 2013, making it the second biggest in Europe. Owned by energy conglomerate RWE, the Neurath plant began operation in the 1970s and expanded with added blocks in 2012. It currently produces 4,400 megawatts of electricity annually, making it also the second biggest electricity producer in Europe. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)